Senate rejects GOP plan cutting taxes, regulations

By the Associated Press | November 10, 2011 | 2:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate has killed a Republican plan that would cut income tax rates, repeal the new health care law and block or overturn dozens of environmental, labor and energy rules.

Thursday's 46-40 vote was mostly along party lines.

The plan faced certain defeat in the Democratic-led Senate. Still, Republicans wanted to offer their vision for fixing the economy — the main issue in the 2012 elections.

The GOP plan was offered as an amendment to a bill aimed at helping unemployed veterans find jobs.